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Journal of Visualization

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 209–216 | Cite as

Effect of groove shape on flow characteristics around a circular cylinder with grooves

  • Yamagishi Y. 
  • Oki M. 
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Abstract

In the flow around a circular cylinder, a sudden decrease in the drag force occurs at a high Reynolds number, but the same phenomenon occurs at a lower Reynolds number in the case where there exist grooves or roughness on the circular cylinder surface. In this paper, in order to make clear the flow characteristics around a circular cylinder in the case of changing the shapes of grooves, the drag coefficient, pressure distribution, velocity distribution and turbulent distribution were measured. Moreover the flow around the cylinder was analyzed by applying the RNGk · ∈ turbulent model, and the surface flow pattern was investigated using the oil-film technique. From these results, it is clear that the drag coefficient of a circular cylinder with triangular grooves decreases by about 15% compared with that of a circular cylinder with arc grooves.

Keywords

Circular Cylinder with Grooves Flow Characteristics Drag Coefficient Flow Visualization Numerical Analysis 

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© The Visualization Society of Japan 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yamagishi Y. 
    • 1
  • Oki M. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKanagawa Institute of TechnologyKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.School of High-Technology for Human WelfareTokai UniversityShizuokaJapan

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